COFFEE (OR COFFEY), JAMES
- Born: - Died: -
Winner of one of two first class premiums at the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 16 June 1814.(1) He is possibly the 'James Coffey, Architect' who designed (or was responsible for work on) the steeple of St John's Church of Ireland church at Newport, Co. Tipperary, in 1822.(2)
(1) MS transcript of Royal Dublin Society admissions and prizewinners in IAA.
(2) RCB Library, 'An account of of all sums of money levied for building and repairing of churches...June 1824' (information from Frank Keohane).
1 work entries listed in chronological order for COFFEE (OR COFFEY), JAMES
|Building:||CO. TIPPERARY, NEWPORT, CHURCH OF ST JOHN (CI)|
|Nature:||'James Coffey, Architect' paid £21.13s.6d. in 1822 in connection with erection of steeple. Stonemason, James Ryan, paid total of £524.16s.6½d for steeple between 1822 and 1824. Steeple described as 'handsome octagonal tower ... added in 1823' by Lewis. (Church and steeple demolished.)
RCB Library, 'An account of of all sums of money levied for building and repairing of churches...June 1824' (information from Frank Keohane); Samuel Lewis, A Topographical dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 430.